Project Description

babyLance Newborn Heelstick sizes
babyLance Safety Heelstick

babyLance heelstick designed by neonatal nurses for neonatal nurses!

These heelsticks have earned worldwide popularity for their smooth and accurate incisions, ease of use, and safety.

Ease of Use

Featuring an easy-to-activate trigger, babyLance’s unique housing provides visual guides for accuracy and dimples for a secure grip.

“They are gentle on the babies feet, and provide excellent specimens. I love that once you stick the babies foot there is no loud click which in old products always startled the babies and made them jump and cry harder. These lancets make no sound and after the baby is stuck they act like there is minimal discomfort. They are easy to use and [less] the cost of previous products we have used for the last 16 years.

Very pleased, this a great product that meets all of our standards.”

Leasha Christian, Mountain View Pediatrics

babyLance Heelstick IFU Video

bayLance heelstick cut image

Ultra-Smooth Incisions Minimize Trauma

babyLance’s proprietary internal spring activates its blade’s swift pendulum action—delivering an ultra smooth incision that complies with CLSI NBS01-A6 guidelines to reduce trauma to an infant’s delicate subcutaneous tissues.

The gently arcing incision (white dotted line) is measured by the length (green horizontal line) and the maximum depth (blue vertical line).


Single-use and auto-retraction design practically eliminates cross-contamination and accidental needle stick injuries—before or after use.

babyLance heelstick

Infant Heelstick Incision Profile Comparison Guide

babyLance heelstick cut profile

babyLance Safety Heelstick

The babyLance cut profile illustrates a gently arcing incision that lacks a blunt puncture mark or inconsistent, jagged cut.

BD quikheel heelstick cut profile

BD Quikheel1

The BD Quikheel cut profile illustrates an incision with an initial blunt puncture followed by a slicing action.

Cardinal Gentleheel heelstick cut profile

Cardinal Health gentleheel2

The Cardinal Health gentleheel profile illustrates an incision with an angular initial puncture, followed by an increasingly deep arc.

ITC Tenderheel heelstick cut profile

ITC Tenderfoot®3

The ITC Tenderfoot cut profile illustrates an incision with a plunging, multi-angled puncture and a jagged, lopsided “W” pattern.

1 Trademark of Becton, Dickinson and Company 2 Trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. 3 Trademark of International Technidyne Company

babyLance™ Safety Heelstick Instructions for Use

Tip: Refer to size chart

Tip: Safety tab can be removed by twisting – do not pull back

Tip: Place lancet flush on incision site. No downward force required. Do not rock device when activating trigger.

Tip: It is not recommended to milk/squeeze the heel

babyLance Heelstick Product Literature

babyLance Heelstick IFU Video

babyLance Heelstick Ordering Information


babyLance™ Colors Product Code Incision Depth Suggested Indications
BABYLANCE-BLM-Rev.0-500px-72dpi-RGB Micropreemie Yellow/Green BLM 0.60 mm Less than 1000 grams
BABYLANCE-BLP-Rev.1-500px-72dpi-RGB Preemie Pink/White BLP 0.85 mm

1000–2500 grams

Low birth weight

BABYLANCE-BLN-Rev.1-500px-72dpi-RGB Newborn Blue/Green BLN 1.00 mm

2500 grams–9 kilograms

Birth–six months

† These are suggested indications; the medical staff’s clinical judgement should determine which babyLance™ model to use. 

U.S. Patent 8,715,307